Department of Neurology, Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology

Child Neurology Residency Program Virtual Tour

Montefiore Einstein’s Child Neurology Residency Program offers world-class training within the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), which has been recognized as a top children’s hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Our program has been repeatedly ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by the Doximity Residency Navigator Team.

Karen Ballaban-Gil, MD, Deputy Director of the Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology in the Saul R Korey Department of Neurology

Why our program could be right for you

While training in a collaborative environment under the mentorship of a highly accomplished faculty, our residents have the opportunity to deliver outstanding neurological primary care for patients in the Bronx, as well as innovative tertiary care for those in Upper Manhattan and Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam and Orange Counties.

Solomon Moshé, MD, Director, Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology

What our program offers

Our residents gain broad exposure to general neurology and subspecialties while training at our adult and pediatric epilepsy centers, our New York State–designated Comprehensive Stroke Center, New York State Neuromuscular Specialty Care Center, Multiple Sclerosis Care Center and Headache Center. Our residents also benefit from many active clinical and bench -research opportunities. 

What sets Montefiore Einstein apart

At Montefiore Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 200 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
  • Nationally ranked in Adult and Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2020” by U.S. News and World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $178M+ in research funding in 2019, placing Einstein 34th among 142 schools of medicine
  • 380+ NIH-funded grants awarded to Einstein
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley


specialty care locations, with more coming soon



A premier academic children’s hospital

Built in 2001, the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is the only pediatric facility in the Bronx and home to one of the busiest ambulatory programs in the country. All subspecialties are represented within this 193-bed facility, making it a premier setting for our residents to learn. Residents spend much of their pediatric neurology rotations at CHAM, which also houses a three-bed pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit, our epilepsy unit without walls and pediatric intensive care unit.

View the CHAM tour.

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During their two years of pediatrics, residents get complete exposure to all aspects of pediatric medicine.

Brenda Anosike, MD, MPH

Interim Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

With more than 700 beds, the Moses Campus is our largest teaching hospital and home to our Center for Comprehensive Stroke Care, the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the largest emergency department in the Montefiore Health System. Our Moses Campus is also the site of an active consultation service, an ambulatory neurology clinic and inpatient wards for general neurology and stroke, and an epilepsy monitoring unit.

I’m energized every day by the opportunity to teach and learn from our residents.

Mark J. Milstein, MD, FAAN

Director, Adult Neurology Residency Program

A partner teaching hospital designated as a Level 1 trauma center

A partner of Montefiore Health System, Jacobi Medical Center offers numerous centers of excellence, as well as trauma and stroke centers. Jacobi’s unique patient population exposes residents to a broad range of neurologic disorders. A new ambulatory care pavilion houses adult and pediatric neurology continuity clinics, allowing the delivery of high-quality care in a modern environment.

Our Child Neurology Residency Program is steeped in tradition and innovation. We want our residents to ask why we do things the way we do, seek new approaches based on scientific inquiry and celebrate both individuality and a team approach.

Solomon Moshé, MD

Director, Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology

An academic hospital adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine

At the Jack D. Weiler Hospital, residents rotate on an active neurology consultation service, where they encounter patients with diverse backgrounds and complex neurological problems. Residents gain exposure across Weiler’s range of clinical settings, including an emergency department, inpatient medical and surgical services, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, critical care units, labor and delivery, oncology, the newborn nursery and the neonatal intensive care unit. Additionally, Weiler serves as the inpatient site for our Headache Center.

One of the best features of this program is the large volume of cases, both typical and unusual, combined with a diverse faculty that is committed to teaching as a priority.

Shlomo Shinnar, MD, PhD

Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Management Center

An ambulatory surgical center and specialty care location

Our world-class Hutchinson Campus raises the bar for efficiency and innovation in healthcare. The facility is where patient-focused ambulatory care is provided, and is home to the Headache Center, the Multiple Sclerosis Care Center and our Interventional Pain Management Center, which represents a unique collaboration between the departments of neurology, anesthesia and rehabilitation medicine.

A world-renowned faculty

Solomon Moshé, MD

Vice-Chair, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Director, Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology
Director, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
Charles Frost Chair, Neurosurgery and Neurology
Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience & Pediatrics

Karen Ballaban-Gil, MD

Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Deputy Director of the Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology in the Saul R Korey Department of Neurology
Director of Pediatric Epilepsy

Nagma Dalvi, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Neurology
Director, Neurofibromatosis Center of Excellence
Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist

Daniel N Lax, MD

Director, Pediatric Headache
Assistant Professor, Neurology & Pediatrics
Associate Director, Child Neurology Residency Program

Susan Duberstein, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Associate Director, Neurocutaneous Clinic
Associate Director of Child Neurology, Jacobi Medical Center

Aparna V. Polavarapu, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy

Leslie Delfiner, MD

Co-Director, MDA Care Center at Montefiore
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

Elissa Yozawitz, MD

Director, Neonatal Neurology
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

Puja Patel, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Director, Child Neurology Outpatient Services

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Our curriculum engages residents in a variety of learning environments, including an intensive summer lecture series integrated with simulation workshops, bedside rounds, morning case conferences and journal club. In addition to our clinical training, protected quarterly academic half-days are dedicated to non-curricular education topics such as contract negotiation, stress management and resiliency training.

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

Hear from our residents

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Residency Application Deadlines

We’re seeking residents who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become a Child Neurology Resident at Montefiore Einstein, here are some key dates to keep in mind.

  • September 1—Applicants may begin submitting applications via ERAS
  • September 29—Our application review process begins
  • October 15-30—Interview invitations sent out 

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Jackie Ravelo
Program Coordinator

Learn more about the Montefiore Einstein Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology